Throttle body ball joint linkage

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Throttle body ball joint linkage

Post by sidemarkers » Wed Sep 07, 2016 12:53 am

Who sells an adapter that allows a ball joint style throttle body to mate up to a VW style throttle cable? Thanks in advance.

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Re: Throttle body ball joint linkage

Post by Piledriver » Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:27 am

Most auto parts stores, and good hardware stores will have the snap on clip and the ball set up.
Look for one with a setscrew on the side to clamp cable.
If you cant find that type, get one with a small ID and drill and tap, you can mod a short version easily, and having a screw with a head is better than a tiny setscrew... Make the screw as large as reasonably possible for a wider clamp area and less chance of stripping.
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Re: Throttle body ball joint linkage

Post by Clonebug » Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:13 pm

Model airplanes use a connector that goes from cable to threads. You can solder those ends on the cable. They come in different thread sizes and pitches. ... LXD924&P=7

Here is one that is 4-40 thread. They also have ball connectors.

I used one of these before and they worked good.
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